Toki Okamoto (1903-1986) was a Western-style painter from Kurashiki, who moved to Kobe and then Tokyo in 1920 to pursue his artistic career. Drawing influence from various avant-garde art movements popular in Japan at the time, his style settled into Dadaism.
An event at the Kurashiki City Art Museum commemorates the 100th anniversary of Okamoto's starting point as a painter, and explores a variety of works from throughout his career.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 210 yen.
The Kurashiki City Art Museum is located a 10 minute walk headed south from the JR Kurashiki Station, served by the Sanyo Main Line and the Hakubi Line. Buses are also available from the station, details about which buses to take can be found on the official museum site.
For those who plan to drive to the museum, it's around 15 minutes from the Sanyo Expressway's Kurashiki IC. Do note that there is no dedicated parking lot for the museum; patrons are advised to park in paid lots in the surrounding streets.
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